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A kinder and more humane society starts with kinder people.

In this new book, Earl and Charlotte introduce and cross-examine a set of societal influences, or framing factors, which have a significant influence on the daily lives of Americans. The anti-humanitarian effects of several of these framing factors were amplified during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to exist at an elevated level today.

The framing factors are:

  • The influence of the human mind
  • The influence of selfishness
  • The influence of apathy and indifference
  • The influence of the less educated
  • The influence of social media and mass misinformation
  • The influence of conspiracy theories
  • The influence of partisan politics
  • The influence of wealth and power
  • The influence of religious hypocrisy

The Cobbs deliver a rich and unbiased analysis of the “impacts” these influences have on humanity and kindness within the United States. Common-sense approaches to countering the impacts are proposed as starting points for those interested in taking on the challenge of becoming a true people person.

©2021 Ervin Cobb and Charlotte D. Grant-Cobb (P)2021 Ervin Cobb and Charlotte D. Grant-Cobb

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Bravo. Very well done.

I enjoyed the entire book. Very concise chapters, excellent analysis of the challenges and insightful perspectives. The photographs are touching. The quotes and thoughts from others embellishes and strengthens the discussion. I feel that any American who is interested in gaining a deeper and broader perspective of what’s driving the levels of political and social strife following the onset of COVID-19 will get it here. Bravo. I did find some comfort. Very well done.

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Excellent Book and Timely Topic

Excellent book to learn about what we are currently seeing, hearing and feeling due to the disunity within the American society today. It’s unbiased, educational and enlightening. The narration is outstanding.

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